http://www.storyboardthat.com/create/elevator-pitch

Create an Elevator Pitch


Start Your Elevator Pitch

5 Steps to Creating an Elevator Pitch

The elevator door opens and who walks in? None other than Ivan the Investor. You’ve left countless voicemails with Ivan’s secretary trying to schedule a meeting with him for months. The elevator starts to rise and you know you have less than a minute to grab Ivan’s attention and pitch him your business idea. This opportunity may never come again – thankfully you’re prepared with your clear and concise elevator pitch!


An elevator pitch is a 30-60 second summary of what your company does and why someone should work with you. An effective elevator pitch should contain these 5 elements:


  1. Has a Hook – This should be the first part of your pitch; you need a unique or flashy phrase that will quickly grasp your listener's attention. Having a good hook is essential for getting your pitch off to the right start.
  2. Be Clear – The goal of your elevator pitch is to have your listener totally understand what you are saying. You want to use clear language so you don't confuse them. By the time the pitch is over, they should totally understand what your company does and what you can offer them
  3. Be Visual – You want to be as descriptive as possible. Paint a picture in your listener’s head so that the pitch resonates with them and they wont forget it.
  4. Be Concise – You only have 30-60 seconds to get your point across, so make sure you’re quick. No superfluous language, everything you say must have value.
  5. Tell a Story – Making your elevator pitch a short story is an effective way to make sure you hit all of these steps. Start with your protagonist's problem and lead them to why your company can solve this problem and improve the protagonists’ life. Make it simple and relatable.

Create an Elevator Pitch 

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)



More Things You Can Create!




I Can't Draw!


  • Don't worry, neither can we.
  • We have over 1200 pre-made scenes and characters for you to use!
  • All of our scenes and characters are customizable and easy to edit!

I Have No Time!


  • We know it! We are super busy too!
  • Creating with our platform is fast and easy with our drag and drop artwork.
  • When you sign up for an account, you can save your work and come back and edit it at any time.

I Like to Eat Crayons!


  • Don't worry, crayons are non toxic!
  • If you've found this joke, at least we know you are reading this...
  • Which means you will definitely want a two week free trial


Create an Elevator Pitch 

(This will start a 2-Week Free Trial - No Credit Card Needed)


Help Share Storyboard That!


Looking for More?

Check out the rest of our Business Articles and Resources!

All Business Resources | Product Development | Negotiation | Business Frameworks | Film and Video Resources

Start My Free Trial
Start My Free Trial
http://www.storyboardthat.com/create/elevator-pitch
© 2018 - Clever Prototypes, LLC - All rights reserved.
Explore Our Articles and Examples

Try Our Other Websites!

Photos for Class – Search for School-Safe, Creative Commons Photos (It Even Cites for You!)
Quick Rubric – Easily Make and Share Great-Looking Rubrics
abcBABYart – Create Custom Nursery Art